Picture This

Stampin Up Picture This

There is a new set of dies in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that caught my eye the first time looking through it.  It is called Picture This.  There are two dies in this set.  One cuts out all the stitched circles on this card at once and the other die cuts out stitched rectangles.  I loved it right away because I love dies that do different things.

I decided to pair this die with the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and Love You More Than dies.  Most of the stamps in this set fit in the window so it worked out perfectly.

The first thing I did to make this card is to cut the circles out of a So Saffron card base.  I love how the stitching is on the card base as well as the circles it cuts out.  I am going to save those circles for another time.  Then I cut out a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White cardstock and placed it inside the So Saffron card base and drew the circles lightly with a pencil.

Stampin Up Picture This Next I stamped all the images from the stamp set called Nothing’s Better Than using Soft Suede ink and cut them out using the coordinating dies from the set called Love You More Than.  Then I stamped the inside of the cup and umbrella drink using the appropriate stamp (the cup and glass are two step stamping where it takes two stamps to make one image) and colored the lemon and umbrella using my Stampin’ Blends.  I adhered them to the different circles using Dimensionals.  I stamped the words Today’s and Plan:  in each circle masking off the other words in the saying with tape and then removing the tape before stamping.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card.

The Picture This dies can go with any stamp set you have that has small images.

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Nothing’s Better Than

Stampin Up Nothings Better Than

I have been talking a lot about the retiring products so I thought I would change it up and talk about one that is carrying over.  It is called Nothing’s Better Than and it has coordinating dies called Love You More Than.  You can purchase both in a bundle and save 10% if you purchase it by May 3rd.  After that it will still be in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog but not at the bundle discount.

To make this card, I first decided to use some of the Well Suited Designer Series Paper in my quest to use DSP more.  This DSP is retiring on May 3rd.  I love this paper because it is more masculine and has nice neutral colors that go with anything. I layered one 4″ x 5.25 piece on a Basic Black card base and another 2″ x 4.5″ piece on a 2.25″ x 4.75″ piece of Basic Black card stock.  I cut out the circle using the Stitched Shapes Dies (also retiring and if you do not have these, you need to get them!).  I layered that on top using Stampin Dimensionals.  I cut out the sentiment using Cherry Cobbler card stock and I stamped the cup with Memento Black ink on Cherry Cobbler card stock and cut it out using the coordinating die.  I adhered that to the stitched circle also using Dimensionals.  Lastly I stamped the steam of the tea that is in the cup.  Yes, I said tea because I am not a coffee drinker so I decided it could be tea too!

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Nothing Better Than

Stampin Up Nothing Better Than

I just got back from spending a month in Florida.  Yes, I know I am spoiled.  My mom has a time share down there and she could not use it and offered it to us.  It was so beautiful there and so warm and sunny.  We had a great time.  Down the beach from where we stayed there is a tiki bar right on the beach so, of course, we had to go there at least a couple of times.  I am not a big umbrella kind of person but when you are on the beach, you have to have umbrella drinks.  They just go together!  It would be late afternoon and I would think to myself “today is a cocktails kind of day”.  Of course, every day could be a cocktails kind of day but we definitely didn’t go every day!

I used the stamp set called called Nothing’s Better Than to make this card.  This stamp set has coordinating dies called Love You More Than.  Both of these products are in the 2020/2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  I also decided to use the Rainbow Glimmer Paper because it goes so well with umbrella drinks and it is sparkly like the sun shining on the water.

I first stamped the drinks in Memento Black Ink and colored them to match the Rainbow Glimmer Paper using my Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Rich Razzleberry Stampin Blends.  Then I cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I cut the background piece and the word “Cocktails” from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper.  I layered the background piece of some Basic Black cardstock and then onto a Basic White card base.  I used a Stitched Nested Label die for the background, stamped the sentiments in Memento Black Ink and added some Playing With Patterns Resin Dots.

Here is a picture showing you how sparkly the paper is.  It is just so much fun!

Stampin Up Nothing Better Than

Tomorrow is Rob’s birthday.  Maybe we should celebrate with some more umbrella drinks!  What do you think?

Happy Birthday, Rob.  I love you the mostest!

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Nothing’s Better Than

Stampin Up Nothings Better Than

Nothing’s Better Than is such a fun stamp set.  It is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2020/2021 Annual Catalog and has a set of coordinating dies called Love You More Than.  If you buy them both in a Bundle you can save 10%!  The best part is you choose from saying nothing is better than cookie or coffee or cocktails.  I would probably replace the coffee one with tea because I am one of those crazy people that does not drink coffee (I know.  I am sure you do think I am crazy, right Buffy?).

Normally, I use the word cocktails (my favorite thing on a Friday night) but this time I had to make a birthday card for my grandson so I used cookies instead.  I actually made this and on 9/11 which is why I used red (Real Red), white (Whisper White) and blue (Misty Moonlight) and then realized it looked pretty good with Crumb Cake too.

I first cut out the words using the Love You More Than Dies.  I wanted to make they stick up a bit so I used the new Foam Adhesive Sheets.  You just cut out a piece of he foam, attached it to the cardstock and then cut it out using a die.  You do have to run it through your Cut “n Emboss machine a couple of times because it is thick but it worked just fine.  The photo below shows how they pop up a bit.

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After cutting out the sentiments I adhered them to a label I cut out using the Hippo & Friends die set.  These dies go with the Hippo Happiness stamp set but they also have a bunch of different sized labels included.  I love them for that.  The little squiggle on the bottom is also from the Hippo & Friends die set.  I stamped the cookies in Crumb Cake ink and the chips in Early Espresso and cut them out with the coordinating die.

The Designer Series Paper is paper is from the 2020-2022 In Color paper.

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Nothing’s Better Than

Stampin Up Nothing's Better Than

Jackie made me do it.  Jackie is one third of our BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenges.  She has posted a few cards using the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set along with the coordinating dies called Love You More Than (and yes, you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).  Her cards were so cute, I had to buy the bundle.  She is such an enabler!  I keep threatening to unfriend her because she is expensive to be friends with (just kidding Jackie).

The thing I love most about this bundle are the word dies.  They say Chocolate, Coffee and Cocktails.  I am not a coffee drinker but I will admit to chocolate and cocktails!

To make this card I first stamped the glasses in Memento Black Ink and then stamped the insides of each in Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana and Mango Melody.  I colored the umbrellas and fruit using the coordinating Stampin’ Write Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and the word Cocktails in Coastal Cabana cardstock.

 

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